Computer Training

There are a number of computer training opportunities available to the HSPH community ranging from convenient, self-paced, online courses to traditional classroom courses at HSPH and on the main campus.

Free Online Self-Paced Training’s excellent video training library is available free of charge for the entire Harvard community!  For more information and to sign up, please see: is available to HSPH community

Customized Computer Training Courses

If your group would like a customized training session, HSPH IT can work with New Horizons Boston to set up a custom computer training course for your group. Examples include using Advanced MS Excel for a financial office or MS Project for a research group.

Pricing information is available on our internal site.

Harvard Center for Workplace and Development Study’s Course

Harvard’s CWD offers year-round, low-cost computer training sessions in Cambridge and on the Harvard Longwood campus. There are a number of courses in database technology, desktop publishing, MS Office, presentation graphics, spreadsheets, web development, and word processing.

Visit CWD’s site on HARVIE:

Academic Courses

We encourage HSPH staff members to take advantage of computer science courses offered at the Harvard Extension School. Courses range from “Understanding Computers and the Internet” to “Oracle Database Design” and everything in between.  Courses are offered in the evening on the Cambridge campus.  Many courses are also available as distance education courses.

Quick Start Guides and Training manuals

Six-page quick start guides for Microsoft Outlook are available for all staff and faculty at the Helpdesk.